Kwethluk man gets 21 years for assault in which he bit off brother's finger
A Kwethluk man has been ordered to spend more than two decades in prison for a 2016 assault during which state prosecutors say he severely injured two men.
According to the state Department of Law, a jury convicted 39-year-old Peter Nicori on Sept. 26 of first-degree assault and two counts of third-degree assault following the Aug. 16, 2016 attack.
“During a drunken altercation, Nicori bit off part of his brother’s right middle finger,” prosecutors wrote. “When the second victim attempted to remove Nicori from his home, Nicori knocked him unconscious and proceeded to kick and stomp on his torso. Among other injuries, the second victim suffered a burst bladder and had to undergo emergency surgery at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.”
When Nicori was sentenced in the case on Thursday, prosecutors said, he “apologized for his actions.”
Nicori’s prison term, handed down by Superior Court Judge Raymond Funk, will be followed by 10 years of probation upon his release.
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